Mets 2B Asdrubal Cabrera is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Cardinals due to a right hamstring issue, manager Mickey Callaway said, noting that Cabrera has not had an MRI.
Wilmer Flores is starting in Cabrera's place at second base.
"His hammy was a little barking yesterday, so we decided to get him out of there," Callaway said about removing Cabrera from Tuesday night's game. "I'm sure you guys can see he wasn't moving around great during the game."
Callaway removed Cabrera for pinch-runner Jose Reyes in the 10th inning on Tuesday night.
"Just something coming into the day, didn't feel great with it," Callaway said on Wednesday about the hamstring. "He said he could have played today, but I made sure that he didn't. Just give him a day of rest. We don't need to lose him."
Cabrera, 32, is hitting .349/.391/.590 with four HR, eight doubles, and 12 RBI in 21 games this season.